Tony Sirico, the actor known for his role as Paulie in 'The Sopranos,' has died at 79

Sirico portrayed wisecracking gangster "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri on the HBO hit “The Sopranos.”

He died on 8 July, Friday in Florida

Tony Sirico, who portrayed an aging and wisecracking gangster on the HBO hit show "The Sopranos," has died, his manager said.

The actor died Friday morning at an assisted living home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his longtime manager Bob McGowan said.

Sirico burst on the scene late in his career as "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri

It was a character marked by gray-streaked hair, twisted street wisdom, and the inevitable deterioration of physical strength.

Sirico was an Army veteran who would help anyone and always gave to charities. Tributes are pouring in for the Legend.

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